U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for,October 11.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,847.50 up with +1.12% percent or +87.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,748.50 up with +1.00% percent or +264.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,969.88 up with +0.98% percent or +28.88 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,798.87 up with +1.15% percent or +246.89 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,313.84 up with +2.36% percent or  +605.91 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,973.66 up with +0.88% percent or +25.95 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,967.01 up with 0.23% percent or +86.61  point at 12:15 PM. Germany’s DAX is trading at 12,409.95 up with + percent or +245.75 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 5,629.81 up with + percent or +60.76 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 388.66 with +1.55% percent or +5.98 point.

Friday’s Factors and Events

U.S. stock benchmarks Friday morning were on pace to gain for a third session in a row — which would represent the longest string of gains in October — as investors drew optimism from President Donald Trump’s offer to meet China’s top trade negotiator later in the day, lifting hopes for progress for some form of resolution in the longstanding tariff conflict.

Thursday Activity

For the day The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,950.78 up with +0.60% percent or +47.04 point.the Dow is trading at 26,496.67 up with +0.57% percent or  +181.97  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,938.13 up with +0.64% percent or +18.73 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,485.36 up with +0.40%  percent or +5.90 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 918.36 up with +0.24% percent or +2.19 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,884.17 up with +0.55% percent or +10.38 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,302.41 up with +0.64% percent or +8.29 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,718.37 up with +0.59% percent or  +10.15 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,622.49 up with +0.61% or +9.80 point.